20152016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Applied Mathematics, BS


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Advisors:
S.P. Diaz, L. Kovalev, D. Zacharia
Faculty
Uday Banerjee, Pinyuen Chen, Dan Coman, J. Theodore Cox, Steven Diaz, Helen M. Doerr, Jack E. Graver, Philip S. Griffin, Peter D. Horn, Tadeusz Iwaniec, HyuneJu Kim, Mark Kleiner, Leonid Kovalev, Loredana Lanzani, Graham J. Leuschke, Adam Lutoborski, Joanna O. Masingila, Terry R. McConnell, Claudia Miller, Jani Onninen, Evgeny Poletsky, Declan Quinn, Lixin Shen, John Ucci, Gregory Verchota, Andrew Vogel, William Volterman, Yi (Grace) Wang, Stephan Wehrli, William Wylie, Yuan Yuan, Dan Zacharia
Two degrees in Applied Mathematics are offered: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science.
B.S. in Applied Mathematics is recommended for those students who intend to pursue a career in a field that requires advanced mathematical training, often beyond an undergraduate degree. Students who plan to pursue graduate study in applied mathematics should obtain the B.S. degree and consider taking at least one firstyear graduate (600level) course.

Preliminary and Extradisciplinary Requirements
Preliminary and extradisciplinary requirements for both B.A and B.S. degrees
 Complete 18 credits in the following classes with no grade below a C: MAT 295 , MAT 296 , MAT 331 , MAT 397 , and MAT 375 or CIS 375 . These courses are prerequisites for most upperdivision courses. The following sequence is recommended: MAT 295 in the first semester; MAT 296 in the second semester; MAT 331 , MAT 397 in the third semester; and MAT 375 /CIS 375 when appropriate. However, a student with knowledge of trigonometry and a year of high school calculus may be able to enter the sequence at MAT 296 or even MAT 397 ; a student with less preparation may be advised to complete MAT 194 before beginning the calculus sequence. Students considering becoming mathematics majors are strongly encouraged to talk to a mathematics major advisor as soon as possible to ensure appropriate selection of courses.
 Complete a course in computing such as CPS 196 , ECS 102 or ECS 104 . A similar course may be substituted with advisor’s approval.
 Complete two sequences of two approved science courses outside of the mathematics department, such as BIO 121  BIO 123 , CHE 106 (CHE 107 )  CHE 116 (CHE 117 ), PHY 211 (PHY 221 )  PHY 212 (PHY 222 ), ECN 203  ECN 302 , ECN 203  ECN 311 , ECS 221  ECS 222 , ELE 231  ELE 232 , or another, more advanced sequence with the approval of a mathematics major advisor. This requirement is waived if the student earns either (i) a minor in Applied Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering disciplines, Information Management & Technology, or Physics, or (ii) a major in one of natural sciences, engineering/technology disciplines, economics or finance.
B.S. Degree Requirements
Students interested in pursuing the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics obtain, in advance, the approval of a mathematics major advisor and the department chair of a petition to the effect that the upperdivision courses to be taken satisfy the requirement for a B.S. degree.
In addition to the preliminary and extradisciplinary requirements described above, the student must earn credit for the following courses, with a grade average of at least 2.0.
Differential Equations sequence:
Numerical Methods course:
Table 1: sequences for B.S. in Applied Mathematics
Linear Transforms Sequence:
Probability and Statistics Sequence:
Electives:
9 credits of elective mathematics courses numbered 490 or higher. With prior approval of the student’s major advisor, mathematically rich 500+ level courses in other departments may be substituted for the mathematics electives.
Additional Information
Distinction in Applied Mathematics is awarded by the Mathematics Department upon completion of a B.S. in Applied Mathematics with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4, a minimum GPA of 3.6 in mathematics (MAT) courses at the 300+ level, and either an A or A in the Senior Seminar or a highquality Honors Thesis. See the Mathematics Department undergraduate advisor for additional requirements.
